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Arriba la Cumbia! w/ Big Mandrake + Malphino + Dj\'s : 12 July

Arriba la Cumbia! w/ Big Mandrake + Malphino + Dj's : 12 July

Don't miss Arriba La Cumbia! this Friday 12th July 2012, a party with Cumbia, tropical, latino and amazonic and tonight SKA vibes! The rise in popularity of cumbia and tropical sounds just continues; with pleasure we return with another session of Arriba la Cumbia.

Special line up back from Venezuela Big Mandrake on European Tour + Support Band. On the decks spinning the best Arriba la Cumbia! special tunes our host Dj Russ Jones aka Hackney GlobeTrotter+ Guests Dj's.

12 JULY | ARRIBA LA CUMBIA! w/ BIG MANDRAKE [Direct from Venezuela] + MALPHINO + DJ Russ Jones + Hawaiian Bop & guests [Passing Clouds]
Friday 12th July 2013
8 pm - 3am
Free before 9pm
£5 before 10pm / £8 after 10pm
@ Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Rd, Dalston E8 4AA


Big Mandrake is one of the pioneering bands of the SKA in Venezuela. In 20 years of uninterrupted independent music have made 3 albums, have participated in major collected in Venezuela and abroad and has to his credit 7 international tours taking their music to more than 12 countries and thousands of young people from different nationalities.
Open to the diversity of influences that fall within the band since its inception, and thanks to the genius of the various musical trends that bombard them, there is the genuine seal SKA Venezuela. Explore the possibilities of merging the SKA / PUNK / ROCK with a wide range of rhythms and sounds of Caribbean Latino identity.

For the band, diversity is what prevails in an orbit where reflection, love, parties and social consciousness fed the lyrics of their songs.


Malphino is a band that plays a heady mix of Latin American music - from Brazilian Forró to Colombian Cumbia via a variety of tropical rhythms and a nod of the hat to Italian film score. While based in London, members of Malphino hail from all corners of the world (including Japan, Malaysia, Réunion island and the Philippines).
The band usually comprises accordion, tuba, organ, gitane guitar and percussion but will often have guest instruments and vocals appearing in live performances.
Our band is a conceptual music project based around an imaginary island called 'Malphino'.The islanders are immigrants from different places in the world and the island belongs to nobody and everybody belongs to the land.
With our music we hope to transport our audience to our beautiful island and the culture of 'Malphino' - the sunshine island of joy and spice!
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DJ RUSS JONES aka Hackney Globe trotter
The musical adventures have seen Russ djing literally all around the world to hosting his own festival in East London and festival stages at the likes of Glastonbury and Bestival. There have been mixes on BBC Radio 1, 6Music and more. A number of compilation CDs including the ground breaking Future World Funk series and a couple of releases with the Basement Jaxx . There is currently a weekly podcast on and he still hosts a monthly party with a whole plethora of amazing tropical bands and DJs.


DJ GUEST: Dj Cal Jader
As part of London’s Movimientos collective DJ Cal Jader plays the freshest Latin beats combining classic rhythms with contemporary cutting edge dance floor and urban beats. From Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton to Cumbia, Ska, Reggae, Hip Hop, Dancehall and Funky Latin and global beats.


DJ'S: Richio Suzuki, Lil Rui, Oscar Romp + Special guest: Francois Dirty South


FRIDAY 12 JULY | ARRIBA LA CUMBIA! w/ BIG MANDRAKE [Direct from Venezuela] + DJ Russ Jones & Guests [Passing Clouds]
Friday 12th July 2012
8 pm - 3am
Free before 9pm
£5 before 10pm / £8 after 10pm
@ Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Rd, Dalston E8 4AA

Curated by Arriba la Cumbia!
Twitter @latinosinlondon @arribalacumbia @HackneyGTUK

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